U.S. Senator Pat Roberts' office is currently accepting applications for students interested in an internship on Capitol Hill for the upcoming fall semester.
"Internships can be an important path to starting a career in public service," said Roberts. "I know firsthand because my service to Kansas began with an internship. The experiences provided to interns on Capitol Hill are endless and I encourage those who are interested in our federal government to apply to join me for the upcoming semester."
The application deadline to intern during fall semester is July 23, 2012. Priority is given to those students who are in their junior and senior years of college.
Students can expect to have a different experience every day. While their primary duties consist of assisting staff in legislative research and administrative work, they also spend their time attending briefings and congressional hearings, watching debates on the Senate floor and interacting with Kansans who visit the Capitol, all while participating in the cultural events that make our nation's capital unique.
Sen. Roberts offers internships throughout the year in his Washington, D.C. office. The internship program provides a unique opportunity for students to work closely with Senate staff, assist Senator Roberts as he represents Kansans in Congress, and experience the federal government in action.
Questions should be directed to the Intern Coordinator in Roberts' Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-4774.
Roberts, the senior senator from Kansas, is in his third term as a U.S. Senator. He served the Big First district of Kansas for 16 years as a Congressman before being elected to the Senate in 1996. He served as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee for the writing of the 1996 "Freedom to Farm" legislation and currently serves as the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.